Six Pack of Stats: White Sox 10, Tigers 1

Pure dominance: The White Sox struck first and never looked back in tonight’s lopsided victory. (FanGraphs)

What a great day for the rebuild! Let’s take a look at some numbers from tonight’s exciting victory.

.178

No shocker here, but Eloy Jiménez was tonight’s MVP by wins probability added. Jiménez increased the White Sox’s probability to win the game by .178.

.364

The White Sox batted .364 (8-for-22) with runners in scoring position. That will get the job done, especially considering that a few of those went for extra bases.

2

Two relievers appeared in this game for the White Sox, and both are having rough seasons, but they got it done tonight. Kelvin Herrera and Manny Bañuelos combined to allow only two hits (both singles) in three innings.

5

Daniel Palka has five hits this season in 69 at-bats. Three of those hits occurred tonight, as Palka had his most productive day of the season by far, finishing 3-for-5. As a result, Palka’s OPS improved to .230, and his batting average improved to .072. This put any talk of him breaking the record for lowest batting average for a position player with over 30 at-bats to rest.

8

Eloy Jiménez accounted for eight total bases tonight. He got three in the second inning, when he led off with a triple. In the fourth, Jiménez broke the game open with a grand slam, and in the eighth, he put the cherry on top with a single.

9

Tigers starter Jordan Zimmermann allowed 11 hard hit balls (>95 mph exit velocity) in play. Meanwhile, Dylan Cease only allowed two hard hit balls. Nine is a massive difference. It was one of those kinds of nights for the White Sox.

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Joe graduated in 2018 with a degree in economic consulting from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, also minoring in Japanese and studying abroad in Nagoya for a semester. He grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, but moved to Indianapolis after graduation. The White Sox are his favorite team in all of sports, and he considers it a blessing to have the opportunity to write about them on this great platform. He squeaked by with the 2018 #SoxMath championship despite intense competition from colleague Ashley Sanders. That experience helped put him on the map, as he started contributing to South Side Sox shortly afterward. Joe looks forward to delivering all sorts of content about our team.

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8 months ago

I find this six-pack refreshing.